Fiscal Cliff? Tax the Rich

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    links in article at site

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    John Ransom
    Barack Obama wants you to know that the rich are out of control.

    And I partially agree. It’s a matter of fairness.

    After thinking about it for a few years, he has finally figured out that our economic problems have a very simple explanation: There are too many rich people.

    I know of at least one too many. The one occupying the White House? Way too rich.

    Too many rich people are causing a jobless “recovery.” Having too many rich people caused gas prices to go up, the stock market to go down and the housing bubble to burst. Too many rich people meant that a peaceful demonstration against America in Benghazi turned into terrorism.

    The rich, Obama would have you believe, are probably responsible for the next ice age too.

    Rich people, it seems, run up huge budget deficits on silly things like entitlement spending disguised as healthcare reform, green energy swindles disguised as “jobs programs” and road projects that benefit the Illinois Asphalt Contractors Association -bada-bing!

    all of it here
    Fiscal Cliff? Tax the Rich - John Ransom - Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary - Page 1
     
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    I never got a job from a poor person. Just sayin'.
     
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    Like I said before, this whole "tax the rich" mantra is nothing more than a tool for this President and his Children of the Corn to keep the conversation about those evil rich people than talking about entitlements - which is the real problem.
    The Democrats would rather the country burn to the ground in debt than give up such a huge piece of their voting block - minorities and unions. Doing something about the runaway social programs would upset the very people who vote them in.
     
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    I don't know.....seems to me he talked about a balanced approach that involved tax increases towards our wealthiest AND spending cuts.
     
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    The two biggest reasons why the economy crashed under W was #1, the insane military spending and #2 the tax cuts to the rich.

    Both of these need huge cuts but the GOP is being a bunch of babies that doesn't give a damn about balancing the budget, only to keep bankrolling their cronies.
     
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    and you fell for it?
    How is it FAIR to single out a certain segment of the people in the country to tax?
    Obama spews EVERYONE should have some skin in the game, so he pulls some magic numbers from his ass of $250, 000 that he says is fair to raise taxes on.

    The man speaks with forked tongue and it's pretty evident a lot of people falls for it..
    He has done a wonderful job of DIVIDING the county with his CLASS warfare, that is what makes me sick we have to endure another four years of this ugly man
     
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    I do hope you're joking. Those two actions had nothing to do with the economic collapse. Anyway, it appears neither side cares about balancing the budget and both sides only want to continue to bankroll cronies. What do you think Solyndra was?
     
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    except history shows they never get around to the cuts.. donut? so he's a liar. and America deserves to be lied to. They absolutely do.
     
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    You never got a job that didn't involve poor people needing goods and services.

    Just saying.
     
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    obama sees the revolt of the proletariat! That's what this is all about. It worked for the Russian revolution. Why not obama as another glorious Lenin.
     

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